The Rotary Club of

7 April 2020

Greetings everyone, from my bubble to everyone in your bubble. 
Wow, who would have thought that when we met at our last meeting on March 19, what major decisions were to be made and implemented,  that we have all experienced over the last couple of weeks, and that they could have been so life changing,  with consequences more far reaching than any of us thought would have been possible. 
At that stage we met with heavy hearts because "our" District Conference had to be cancelled that week. Little did we know at that time how minor that decision was,  compared to the many challenges everyone of us has had to face in our daily lives since. 
Tania has been keeping members up to date with opportunites to have Zoom meetings, and l hope that some of you have had the time get involved with these.  Thank you Tania for your continued correspondence.  
Asst District Governor,  Lea Johnston, made contact last week, advising that Rotary Clubs within our District had been directly asked to help the Cancer Society with logistics for some of their clients. This may or may not involve any of our Club members, but l have asked Christine Cutler to be coordinator/contact for our Club, as I am still in Dunedin working. 
We still have the phone books to look forward to distributing when time permits after lockdown. Unfortunately, noone has the power to say what dates this can be set down for yet. 
My thoughts continue to be with all members, our friends and people in our community, who are having to make very hard business decisions regarding the future for themselves and their staff. 
I hope everyone is keeping safe, sane,  and occupied, as the days tick by before a possible return to an "almost normal life" again.
See you all then, when that happens. 
Regards to all,
The Rotary Foundation has dedicated US$1 million for grants for Districts to use for COVID-19 projects. There is a cap of US$25k for any one project.
  Present           guests          apologies  
All meetings and events cancelled whilst we are on Alert Level 4
Dianne 6th April
Peter V 18 April
Chris 29 April
in April
Thursdays at 5:30pm for 6:00pm meal
South Otago Town & Country Club
1 Yarmouth Street
For apologies please email Tony
before 1pm Thursday.
After 1pm call T&C Club 418 1522
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Community Projects Director/Chair
Annual General Meeting, normally held at the conclusion of District Conference, will instead be held via Zoom meeting format.
You will need to download Zoom onto your computer, tablet, phone, before the meeting if you wish to attend.  Please note that the Zoom platform has a limit of 100 people for any one meeting.
Club Presidents have reports relevant to the meeting, and if you, as a club member require these, please contact your club president, and they will forward them to you.  All relevant reports will be sent out by our District Administrator, Jean Morgan.  
The details for attending the Zoom meeting are as follows:
Rotary D9980 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: District 9980 Annual General Meeting

Time: Apr 19, 2020 02:00 PM 
District Chat meetings on Zoom
This is just a reminder about the District "chat meetings" every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening for the 4 week lockdown period, starting next Monday 30th March.  Each night the session will run for an hour, and you can join and leave during that period.  Feel free to drop in for 5 minutes or 60 minutes, we will be pleased to see you!
Rotary Connects the World - and despite us being in lockdown, we can still have that connection via Zoom.  Instructions for joining a meeting were included in your District Newsletter, but these are once again attached for you all.  
Details for all four evenings follow, you will need to note these meeting numbers down, as they are different each day of the week (but the same for each Monday, Tuesday etc).
Rotary D9980 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: District 9980 "chat meeting" Monday night
Time:  06:30 PM 
        Every week on Monday 
        Apr 13, 2020 06:30 PM
        Apr 20, 2020 06:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 588 341 385
Topic: District 9980 "chat meeting" Tuesday night
Time:  06:30 PM 
        Every week on Tuesday
        Apr 14, 2020 06:30 PM
        Apr 21, 2020 06:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 992 848 843
Topic: District 9980 "chat meeting" Wednesday night
Time:  06:30 PM 
        Every week on Wednesday
        Apr 8, 2020 06:30 PM
        Apr 15, 2020 06:30 PM
        Apr 22, 2020 06:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 923 912 537
Topic: District 9980 "chat meeting" Thursday night
Time:  06:30 PM 
        Every week on Thursday
        Apr 9, 2020 06:30 PM
        Apr 16, 2020 06:30 PM
        Apr 23, 2020 06:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 698 573 597
Look forward to seeing heaps of you along on these evenings, give Zoom a go - and you can't say you have to go out, so no excuses! smiley
Stay home, stay safe, see you soon on Zoom!
Kind regards,
Tania Lowery
District Governor 2019-2020
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